Pleural seeding from hepatocellular carcinoma: a complication of percutaneous alcohol ablation.
The authors present a case of proved seeding of the pleural space secondary to alcohol ablation of a primary hepatocellular carcinoma. The patient underwent alcohol ablation for a 6.5-cm-diameter tumor in the right lobe of the liver; approximately 20 needle punctures were required to ensure complete or almost complete destruction of the tumor. Six months after the original ablation, a hypervascular pleural metastasis was noted adjacent to the original lesion at computed tomography. Percutaneous biopsy of the pleural lesion showed hepatocellular carcinoma.
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Zerbey, A. L., Mueller, P. R., Dawson, S. L., & Hoover, H. C., Jr (1994). Pleural seeding from hepatocellular carcinoma: a complication of percutaneous alcohol ablation. Radiology, 193(1), 81–82. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.193.1.8090925
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery